Pollen & Nectar for Bees & Butterflies
Includes Butterfly Milkweed, essential for the development of Monarch Butterfly larva. This mix provides prolific pollen and nectar for honey bees, wild bees, and butterflies; early spring through late fall. Control existing vegetation before planting to reduce competition for flower seedlings. Broadcast or plant with a grass drill, the goal being shallow seed placement into a firm seedbed.
Suggested planting rate:
1 bag per acre as a compliment to a prairie grass landscape
5 bags per acre in a setting without grass
Dormant seed in winter, or plant in early spring
Light mulch may be applied after planting to help maintain seed bed moisture
Purple Prairie Clover
White Prairie Clover
Upright Prairie Coneflower
Sharp Bros. Seed Co. offers a large number of individual varieties of wildflower seeds as well as regional mixes, specialty mixes and custom blends.